Brothers and sisters,
I want to update everyone and let you know that on Wednesday of this week, all the local union UFCW Presidents that represent Ahold on the east coast will be meeting in Little Falls, New Jersey at the office of Local 464A.
Besides meeting with all the Presidents, we will be joined by Director of Region 1 Tom Clarke, Executive Vice President and International Director of Collective Bargaining Kevin Williamson as well as International President Mark Perrone.
We will be updating President Perrone on our progress as well as putting together our strategy going forward.
We do not have any dates scheduled as of now for bargaining, but if and when we do, I will keep you informed.
I understand that this has been a long and sometimes stressful process, but ultimately, it is our goal to bring back to you the best contract possible. So I ask for your continued patience. Continue to go to work, do the outstanding jobs that you do, and show Stop & Shop that this is the reason we deserve what we get.
Stay strong and stay together. Remember, our unity is our strength and our strength is our unity.
Sincerely and fraternally yours,
Daniel P. Clifford